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  • I'm not a huge fan of spicy foods.

  • But there are lot of crazy people out there that actually enjoy eating this stuff despite the sweating, nose running, and well, digestive issues.

  • There are even some people who have eaten the world's spiciest pepper.

  • You don't even want to know what it did to their bodies.

  • Oh, you do?

  • That's why you clicked on the video.

  • Right.

  • Okay.

  • Let's talk about that then!

  • The human body is covered in receptors that respond to pain and heat.

  • But the active chemical in spicy foods, capsaicin, can fool these receptors into triggering.

  • This is why your mouth, or any other part of your body that comes in contact with the chemical, can feel as though it's burning.

  • Different peppers have different concentrations of capsaicin and can be ranked by their heat units on what is called the Scoville scale.

  • The current Guinness World Record holder for the hottest pepper is the Carolina Reaper,

  • which averages over 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units, with the hottest one peaking at 2.2 million.

  • Some believe that there is an even hotter pepper out there named Dragon's Breath

  • reaching nearly 2.5 million Scoville Heat Units, but it has yet to be confirmed by the proper authorities.

  • Of course, when a record setting pepper is announced, people are going to attempt to eat it.

  • What is with you humans?

  • I don't understand.

  • You know this stuff just goes right through you, right?

  • When you eat something spicy, the pain receptors in your mouth initiate your body's heat response.

  • To try to cool itself down, you begin to sweat.

  • And in an attempt to remove the source of your pain, your eyes water and nose runs.

  • More pain receptors are triggered as the spicy food makes its way down your throat and your esophagus is eager to get rid of it.

  • In fact, a 1999 study found that hot sauce significantly increased gastrointestinal motility,

  • improving clearance and protection of the esophagus.

  • Here's where things take a surprising turn.

  • Once in your stomach, capsaicin can actually help with digestion.

  • Research has shown that it inhibits acid production while stimulating protective mucous secretions,

  • YUM!

  • But sometimes capsaicin helps too much.

  • As your digestive tract speeds up to get rid of the pain causing chemical, your body absorbs

  • less water than usual, leading to diarrhea. There have even been some people who experience severe abdominal pain and cramping.

  • One man who ate a Carolina Reaper experienced brief but excruciating headaches for two days before going to the hospital.

  • There, doctors found that his brain's arteries were severely constricted.

  • While this was a temporary condition, it kind of makes you wonder if there is an amount of hot peppers that would actually kill you.

  • A study on mice published in 1980 found that a lethal dose of capsaicin is about 100 milligrams per one kilogram of body weight.

  • For a person weighing 60 kilograms or 130 pounds, this translates to 6 grams of capsaicin.

  • But while the world's spiciest peppers contain a very high concentration, you would need to eat a lot of them for it to reach lethal levels.

  • For instance, there's estimates that a lethal dose of Dragon's Breath is around 25 to 30 peppers.

  • I don't know about you, but i think i'm just gonna stick to pizza bagels, because they don't ruin me.

  • So, do you like spicy foods?

  • Have you ever tried a really hot pepper?

  • Let me know in the comment section below, or tell us, what should we talk about next?

  • Enjoyed this video?

  • Well then you're definitely gonna wanna check out the one we did on how too much stress could kill you.

  • When you are constantly stressed your body is continuously executing the fight or flight

  • response that unleashes the wave of hormones, and chemicals throughout your body.

  • As always, my name is Blocko, this has been life noggin, don't forget to keep on thinking!

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世界一辛い唐辛子を食べるとどうなるのか (What Eating The World's Hottest Pepper Actually Does To You)

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    robert に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日